Latvia: Saule disqualified from Supernova 2023!

Latvia’s pubic broadcaster, announced the 15 artists and the songs competing in their national final for Eurovision 2023, just yesterday.

LTV received 125 applications in total, 121 of which were submitted before the deadline. 21 applications didn’t meet the criteria to go on to the next stage of the selection (Missing info, artists were not from Latvia or the percentage of foreign composers was higher than that allowed). From the remaining 100 entries, LTV chose the 15 songs that were revealed yesterday.

However, the Latvian broadcaster looked into the songs and found out that one song breaks the rules of Supernova, as well as those of Eurovision itself, resulting in its disqualification from the selection process.

We are talking about Saule, as it was revealed that his song “Finally Happy”, with which he was chosen to compete in the semi-final, was released as early as December 19, 2021.

The rules of Supernova as well as those of Eurovision, demand the competing songs to not be released or performed publicly before the 1st of September 2022. The song was also removed from YouTube.

Because the channel is already getting ready to host the national final (which takes place in February 4), Saule will not be replaced by a new contestant and so, 14 artists will take part in Supernova’s semi-final.

In the semi-final and the final of the contest, the jury and the public vote are of equal importance. the winner will be decided by the total points awarded by the calls and sms votes, combined with the jury vote.

Supernova 2023 schedule is as follows:

  • Semi-Final– February 4
  • Final– February 11

The hosts for this year’s national final will be Ketija Šenberga και Lauris Reiniks.

The last winners of Supernova and Latvia’s representative in Eurovision 2022 were Citi Zēni with the song “Eat your Salad”  but they didn’t manage to qualify for the Grand Final, ending up in 14th place of the first semi-final:

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Latvia: 121 songs submitted for Supernova 2023!

A total of 121 songs have been submitted for the national selection of Latvia , with one of them being in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The number of songs submitted for Supernova has decreased by nine compared to those from 2022.

Agnese Štrause-Kubliņa , editorial director of LTV entertainment programs says:

We feel happy that the artists appreciate “Supernova” and want to represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest. This year’s high viewing figures for “Supernova” and Eurovision prove that the public sympathizes with the musicians and wants to actively participate in the process of choosing the winner.

The inclusion of songs and performers for Supernova will be determined by a jury selected by LTV. Evaluating song structure, originality, message, as well as the ability of the song and contestant to compete in the international pop music market. The performer’s vocal abilities, personality and past achievements in the music industry, and potential for future achievements.

Supernova 2023 participants are expected to be revealed in January , with the national selection taking place in February . The number of shows and the exact format of Supernova 2023 have yet to be announced.

For security reasons, again this year LTV will reveal the names of the jury representatives only after the international Eurovision Song Contest in May. The jury includes representatives of the Latvian music and television industry, as well as foreign professionals.

Citi Zēni represented Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy. With their song “Eat Your Salad” , they finished in 14th place in the semi-final.

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Source: LSM

Latvia: Voting begins for the 17th candidate of Supernova 2022!

As we informed you previously, the online voting started to select the 17th candidate of “Supernova 2022”. The jury of LTV has already selected the 16 participants to participate in the semifinals of Supernova 2022.

Another ten songs selected by the jury for the 17th ticket have been put to the public vote. Only the one who will receive the most public support will join the other semifinals and will appear live in the competition on February 5.

You can vote and listen to the songs until January 14 at 23:59.

The ten candidates for the 17th ticket to the semifinals are:

Antra Stafecka and Atis Ievins – “Call the Lights”
Darta Stepanova – “Brunumzeme”
Edvards Strazdins – “Open Road”
Katrina Dimanta – “My Voice”
Marta Ritova – “Let Me Go”
Martins Strods – “One More Time”
Miks Galvanovskis – “I’m Just A Sinner”
Rihards Berzins – “1 + 1 ″
Tetis – “Labākie vārdi”
Toms Kalderauskis – “Naked smile”

You can vote for your favorites every 24 hours by logging in to your social media profile. LTV will announce the winner of the vote on January 15.

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Source: Supernova

Latvia: The final version of her song is not ready, says Aminata!

Yesterday the 16 songs competing in Supernova 2022Latvia’s national final, got published. Among the candidates, the one that made a difference was Aminata Savadogo, who took part in Eurovision 2015 with “Love Injected” and gave Latvia the 2nd place from the juries and 6th place in total.

This year, she is competing in her country’s national final with the ballad “I’m Letting You Go”. However, according to a recent post on the Latvian singer’s social media, the version of the song that the public was able to listen to yesterday, is nothing but a demo, while the final version is going to be released soon.


Δείτε αυτή τη δημοσίευση στο Instagram.


Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη AMINATA (@aminata_savadogo)

Aminata’s competing song, “I’m Letting You Go” :

Listen to the rest of the competing songs of Supernova 2022 here.

It’s worth saying that, according to an announcement made by Latvia’s public television, among the 16 competing songs, an additional song will be added, raising the total number of competing songs to 17. The additional song will be selected through an online voting which will take place between 10 and 14 of January.

Do you think that Aminata will win again or do you  prefer another song from Supernova 2022? Write in the comments down below!

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Latvia: Supernova 2020 Final on February 8

Latvia’s public broadcaster LTV has announced recently that the country’s representative in Eurovision 2020 will be emerged through the national final, Supernova, which will take place for the sixth consecutive year. The Supernova 2020 final will be held in Riga on February 8.

Interested creators must submit their proposals in order to compete for the Latvian representation in Rotterdam until the 20th of November.

Submission are being applied electronically, via the relevant website and this year unlike previous years, it is possible to involve foreign creators and interpreters as long as there is a Latvian in the group.

It is not yet known whether the semi-finals will be held or if there will be only one final night, as, according to Supernova producer Ilze Jansone, some details have not been set yet.

We did not know Supernova’s fate for a long time and by the end of August the interest in the competition and the application process was higher than in the previous five years, so we expect more qualitative entries. At the moment, we still have a lot to decide on the selection process, but we are confident that the final of the competition will be live on February 8th.

(Ilze Jansone, producer of Supernova)

In Tel Aviv, Latvia was represented by the band Carousel with the song “That Night”, but with 50 points in the second semifinal they failed to qualify for the final.